Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 2nd ed

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The 2nd edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is a thorough and compelling treatise on the subject of end-of-life care. It provides a much-needed resource for physicians and other health care providers who care for those who are dying. Nearly half of the text concerns the difficult task of controlling the myriad symptoms from which dying patients suffer. As would be expected from a text on dying, the chapters on pain control and management are exceedingly thorough and informative. Several options for alleviating pain are offered that might not have been considered in a more conventional textbook of medicine.

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